The National Marine Aquarium launches VIP Behind the Scenes tours

14th June 2017

Visitors to the National Marine Aquarium will now be able to get an exclusive glimpse of what goes on beyond its tanks, with the launch of VIP Behind the Scenes tours.

Providing an opportunity to discover un-disclosed areas, the VIP tours will allow visitors to find out what a day in the life of the Aquarium is really like, and learn how the Aquarium’s world class husbandry and engineering teams care for more than 4,000 marine animals. From sharks and stingrays, to jellyfish and Friday the Green Turtle, tour-goers will see how the teams keep all the species happy and healthy.

The tours will also give visitors the opportunity to learn about the animals’ food preparation, how the Aquarium keeps the tank water clean and what daily tasks are involved in the life of a biologist, plus much more.

Mark Du’chesne, General Manager at the National Marine Aquarium, commented, “We’re delighted to be able to offer VIP Behind the Scenes tours for our visitors. There is so much that goes on behind closed doors to care for our marine animals, so it’s exciting that we’ll now be able to share some of that. As an educational charity, we’re always striving to engage our visitors with marine life and conservation – we hope our tours will provide another way for us to achieve our mission.”

The National Marine Aquarium’s VIP Behind the Scenes tours are suitable for visitors aged 8 years and above, and will be available on weekends and during school holiday periods. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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